Kentucky Senate race

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $8,639,509 on independent campaigning in the Kentucky Senate race this year, with $6,148,125 benefiting Republicans and $2,491,384 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
American Crossroads
Opposing Jack Conway (D)
Supporting Rand Paul (R)
$270,008 $630,913 $432,855 $2,305,212
National Republican Senatorial Committee
Opposing Jack Conway (D)
$466,760 $401,005 $343,644 $1,846,597
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Opposing Rand Paul (R)
$310,000 $629,475 $303,366 $1,586,483
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Opposing Jack Conway (D)
$0 $754,010 $0 $1,254,010
National Education Association
Opposing Rand Paul (R)
$400,000 $0 $0 $400,000
American Future Fund
Opposing Rand Paul (R)
$0 $0 $0 $242,802
First Amendment Alliance
Opposing Jack Conway (D)
$95,685 $0 $0 $223,094
Commonsense Ten
Opposing Rand Paul (R)
$0 $59,271 $99,513 $158,784
Kentucky Leadership Council
Opposing Rand Paul (R)
$28,800 $103,800 $0 $132,600
United Food & Commercial Workers International Union
Opposing Rand Paul (R)
$101,766 $0 $0 $101,766
RightChange.com
Opposing Jack Conway (D)
$0 $30,235 $30,235 $90,706
Right to Life
Supporting Rand Paul (R)
$34,795 $0 $37,636 $72,852
Truth from American Workers
Supporting Jack Conway (D)
$0 $50,000 $0 $50,000
Senate Conservatives Fund
Supporting Rand Paul (R)
$7,156 $0 $612 $49,207
MoveOn.org
Opposing Rand Paul (R)
$0 $0 $0 $43,941
Club for Growth
Supporting Rand Paul (R)
$0 $1,093 $0 $37,209
Focus on the Family Action
Supporting Rand Paul (R)
$0 $18,430 $0 $18,430
People for the American Way
Opposing Rand Paul (R)
Supporting Jack Conway (D)
$650 $13,000 $0 $13,650
Revere America
Supporting Rand Paul (R)
$6,330 $0 $0 $6,330
New Power Pac
Opposing Rand Paul (R)
$3,827 $0 $0 $3,827
FreedomWorks
Supporting Rand Paul (R)
$1,678 $0 $0 $1,678
National Treasury Employees Political Action Committee
Supporting Jack Conway (D)
$0 $207 $0 $207
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Opposing Rand Paul (R)
$90 $0 $0 $90
Working America
Opposing Rand Paul (R)
Supporting Jack Conway (D)
$37 $0 $0 $37
SOURCES: Federal Election Commission filings; Washington Post research

NOTE: Totals represent spending in calendar year 2010 and will change as new filings are made or information is amended. Data includes "electioneering communication" and electronically-filed "independent expenditure" spending reported to the Federal Election Commission. Spending on "issue ads" targeting candidates will not be included if it is more than 30 days before a primary or more than 60 days before the general election. "Weeks on list" shows the total number of weeks that a group or race has been in the top ten throughout the year.

By T.W. Farnam and Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso -- The Washington Post